CD Release Party of Get it Going
@ The Musicquarium in The Triple Door
January 23, 2016 9pm -12pm
216 Union St. Seattle Wa.
Billy Brandt w/ the Thing & the Stuff Band
w/ special guests Josephine Howell & Gretchen Yanover
Joe Doria, Hans Brehmer, Brad Boal, Alexey Nikolaev,
George Bullock, Josephine Carson, Chyee Howell, Dean Schmidt
They engaged in small talk, hugged politely, and exchanged notes. The notes turned into song. Music was made . . . and it was beautiful. This is their video.
A tango-inspired story of an embrace. “Hug Me for Real”: Give it wings. Watch it. Like it. Share it.
The new video and song from Billy Brandt featuring Gretchen Yanover on cello off the soon-to-be-released CD Get It Going by Billy Brandt w/ the Thing & the Stuff Band.
In the interview we talked about Seattle music, my first album The Ballad of Larry’s Neighbor, The Big Gig, and several Seattle artist friends such as Carrie Wicks, Aria Prame, Josephine Howell, and Jennifer Kienzle.
Check out the link below at the times mentioned above with many thanks for listening,
from Los Angeles
Gigs and Such:
Billy Brandt w/ the Thing & the Stuff Jazz Band
Saturday, October 17 @ The Musicquarium Lounge in The Triple Door, Seattle
9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. w/ Alexey Nikolaev on sax, Ed Littlefield on drums, Osama Affifi on bass, and special guest George Bullock on guitar
Saturday, October 24 @ 13 Coins Sea-Tac
9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. w/ Mack Grout on keys, Brian Kirk on drums
Saturday, October 31 @ 13 Coins Bellevue
9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. w/ Hans Brehmer on keys, Osama Affifi on bass, and Brian Kirk on drums
This weekend…and next
I’m really looking forward to playing this Friday night with the Mighty Joe Doria of McTuff fame, along with the bombastic yet sensitive Brad Boal on drums and Gregarious George Bullock on guitar. It’s gonna be fun.
Then Saturday off to 13 Coins Downtown and the following weekend at 13 Coins Bellevue
A big “Thank You” to all the new people who have signed up on the mailing list. It is much appreciated.
Friday, April 17 @ the Musicquarium in the Triple Door 9 p.m.–12 a.m
w/ Joe Doria on the Hammond B-3, Brad Boal on drums, and George Bullock on guitar
Saturday, April 18 @ Seattle 13 Coins 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
w/ Hans Brehmer on keys, Marina Christopher Bass, Paul Miranda Drums
Saturday, April 25 @ 13 Coins Bellevue in the Hyatt 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
w/ Hans Brehmer on keys, Marina Christopher bass,Ed Littlefield on drums
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Spring has sprung and brought some gigs . . . from Woodinville to Sea-Tac and points in between. I’m excited to play all of these venues, especially the new 13 Coins in Bellevue. Also joining me will be the rockin’ Joe Doria from McTuff at the Musicquarium and the intrepid Susan Pascal at the Paragon jam: come on down!
Hope to see you at an upcoming show,
Billy Friday, March 20 @ Long Shadows Vintners Tasting Room 6–9 p.m w/Nick Allison on keys & Marina Christopher on bass14450 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE Woodinville
Friday, March 27 @ 13 Coins Sea-Tac 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. w/Osama Afifi on bass
Tuesday, April 7 @ The Queen Anne Sessions @ the Paragon 9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Hosting the jam w/ Darian Asplund Band w/ Susan Pascal on vibes Singers and musicians bring a chart and sit in!
Friday, April 17 @ the Musicquarium in the Triple Door 9 p.m.–12 a.m. w/Joe Doria on the Hammond B-3, Brad Boal on drums, and George Bullock on guitar
Saturday, April 18 @ Seattle 13 Coins 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. w/ Hans Brehmer on keys, Marina Christopher on bass
Saturday, April 25 @ 13 Coins Bellevue in the Hyatt 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m. w/ Hans Brehmer on keys & Ed Littlefield on drums, Marina Christopher on bass]]>
Billy Brandt & Friends: Kristy Fammartino, David Arteaga, and Carol LaMahr in a jazz-and-pop mélange with Hans Brehmer on keys
If you’re up that way, stop in for some music and sips plus appetizers from this distinguished Walla Walla vintner in a very cozy room:
Long Shadow Vineyard Tasting Room
14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd., #105
Thank you all for donating to this project. We have almost reached the goal of 7500.00 and that is awesome. I can’t thank you enough. Just a few days left and I believe we will get there and beyond!
I went to the gum wall in Seattle to illustrate how micro funding works. A little bit from a lot of people can make big things . It is working. I can’t wait to make this recording.
Many Many thanks to all of you.]]>